"QL & Mac are 25" international event - Oct 31st/Nov 1st 2009
Verkehrshaus, Lucerne, Switzerland
Added: July 1st 2009 | Last updated: November 2nd 2009 (Content), June 4th 2017 (Broken Links & Formatting fixed)
Agenda | Sessions | Exhibition | FAQ | Photos (pre Event) | The 25th anniversary story
Click on pictures (on the iPhone you see just one [the first] of the two pictures!) above to view the teaser videos for the upcoming "QL & Mac are 25" show (offsite-link).
Lucerne, July 1st 2009 – 2009 is the year of the 25th anniversary of breaking innovations in personal computing. Early 1984 two milestones were unfolded on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Europe was first with the launch of the 32-bit multitasking/multiwindowing Sinclair QL. 12 days later America saw the launch of the 32-bit GUI/multiwindowing Apple Macintosh. They both entered the field to compete with IBM's PC.
While the Mac did it in the long run and is a mainstream product in the present and future, the QL went into dust. Before leaving the field, the QL inspired many experts and influenced today's products in one way or another. Most prominent example is Linux, where its creator Linus Torvalds was a QL hacker back in the 80s. To learn more about all that please follow the full 25th anniversary story.
Recent coverage and homage of the QL in both media and web motivated us to organize an international event.
The event will be in a conference style with sessions, exhibition and traders & workshop area. It will be hosted in the brand new Conference Center at Verkehrshaus, Lucerne, Switzerland (Swiss Transport Museum) on Oct 31st and Nov 1st 2009.
For those attending, Lucerne and the Verkehrshaus offer many more opportunities (mount Pilatus, famous KKL concert hall, lake Lucerne, mount Rigi, Engelberg-Titlis glacier, etc.) to spend time and enjoy a rich weekend in the beautiful heart of Switzerland.
|Sat Oct 31 2009||Topic||Sun Nov 1 2009||Topic|
|09:30-10:00||Registration at the Info Desk in the Conference Center on 2nd floor||09:30-10:00||Registration at the Info Desk in the Conference Center on 2nd floor|
|10:00-11:00||Welcome & Keynote Session. (Urs König & XXX)||10:00-10:45||"The Quantum Leap innovation & design process in retrospective..." (S2, tbc)|
|-||-||11:30-12:15||Launchpad, "the complete desktop GUI for QDOS/SMSQ" (S6, Dilwyn Jones)|
|13:00-13:45||Apple Mac OS X, "The Mac died nine years ago!" (S7, Ruben Bakker)||13:00-13:45||Windows 7, "what the world got on Oct 22nd 2009?" (S4, Markus Limacher)|
|14:30-15:15||Sinclair QL, "the Mac that never was..." (S1, Urs König)||14:30-15:15||RAD, "Rapid application development then and now..." (S3, Urs König)|
|16:00-16:45||AmigaOS4.1, "still improving..." (S8, Anton Preinsack)||16:00-16:45||SMSQ/E and QPC, "the core of the virtual QL environment..." (S5, Marcel Kilgus)|
|16:45-17:00||Day one closing, information on the "Official 25th anniversary celebration dinner". (Urs König)||16:45-17:00||Summary and farewell. (Urs König)|
Happy 25th anniversary and QL forever!
Urs König (aka QLvsJAGUAR)
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